Sony backs down on demand that Helldivers 2 players log into a PSN account

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A few days ago, Sony posted a message to Steam noting that, “Due to technical issues at the launch of HELLDIVERS 2, we allowed the linking requirements for Steam accounts to a PlayStation Network account to be temporarily optional. That grace period will now expire.” That went down well with PC players, who were delighted to be allowed to hand over their personal details to Sony. 

No, wait, that’s not what happened. They dropped over 200,000 negative reviews on Helldivers 2, leading to an apology from developer Arrowhead’s CEO.